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talk to some of the experts that we have about george washington. and ask the questions that, you know, you probably have. george washington was called the indispensebable man. i didn't even know why until, until -- i mean i read a lot of books on george washington. this is the best ever reason. "the real george washington." the first in a series. i love it. it's mainly his words. you get to know who he was. i didn't know why he was called the indispensable man. sorry, i like george washington an awful lot. and he's the kind of guy that i have been looking for. i think we all have. we have been looking for a guy who is just honest. and doesn't want to serve. you know? people who say all the time, "well, i want to be president." you do? why exactly? i can't imagine a worse job. i can't imagine, especially now, the next guy who serves, even this president, what is left of our country? how do you knit this all back together? well, quite honestly, it wasn't much different back when george washington was around. things were a mess. and he was the indispensable man because nobody trusted any
, arkansas, and kentucky. now, what comes next? tonight on "washington week." >> we've come to take our government back. >> a win for the people! over the establishment. over the status quo! even over washington, d.c.! >> three more weeks, two more candidates, one choice for change. gwen: this is what it looks like when american voters get in a bad mood. incumbents endangered and the longer they've been in washington, the harder they're falling. >> it's a -- been a great privilege to serve the people of pennsylvania. gwen: both parties are scrambling to asells what comes next as surprises seem to lurk around every corner. >> on a few occasions i have misspoken about my service -- gwen: covering the week, dan balz of the "washington post." john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news. susan milligan of the boston globe, and jeff zeleny of "the new york times." >> award winning reporting and analysis. covering history as it happens. live from our nation's capital. this is "washington week with gwen ifill & national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >>
. could it be about backstrom? stick around and see.  >>> welcome back. the washington capitals have called a press conference for tomorrow morning. sources say the caps will sign center nicholas backstrom to a contract extension. he's scheduled to become a restricted free agent on july 1. meanwhile tonight was game one ever the eastern conference finals. the seventh seeded flyers hosting the number eight canadiens. a slapper from the left side. that's a power play goal. flyers up 3-0. later in the 2nd period, another power play. the flyers blampg the canadiens -- blank the canadiens 6-0 in game one. blackhawks and sharks from san jose. game tied 1-1, 3rd period. the blackhawks defeat the sharks 2-1 in game one. chicago 6-1 on the road during this post season. >>> the last two nba finals representatives from the eastern conference have been the celtics and the magic and that will be the case again this year but which one will it be? today game one to find out. first half, the magic, inbound the ball. the pass. check this out. knocked away by tony allen. ray allen goes ahead to t
and the problems of incouple bansy. tonight on "washington week." >> our solicitor general and my friend, elena kagan. >> it is a confirmation, not a coronation. gwen: true, but president obama's supreme court nominee is on a glide path. but who is she and what will she bring to the nation's highest court? on capitol hill another scandal, another oath, as lawmakers wrestle with the consequences of the disasterous oil spoil. >> it doesn't benefit anyone to be pointing the finger. >> the american people could not have been impressed with that display and i certainly wasn't. gwen: so who is at fault? at the white house afghan president karzai gets the royal treatment but what's happening on the battlefield? >> i think i'd be prepared to say nobody is winning at this point. gwen: and incumbents brace for what could be a rocky political season. for democrats -- >> we've gone through a stormy time. gwen: and republicans. >> the political atmosphere obviously has been toxic. gwen: covering the week, pete williams of nbc news, juliet eilperin of the "washington post," martha raddatz of abc news, and ch
will hear from both of the candidates in next on c-span. topics on "washington journal" include the primary elections and today's economy and later a senate hearing on the nuclear arms treaty signed by president obama and russian president dmitry medvedev. that is at 10:00 eastern. >> supreme court battle l.a. kagan is meeting with senators -- supreme court elena kagan is meeting with senators. >> now, campaign rallies from as best we can from the two candidates in pennsylvania's 12th congressional district. in about 25 minutes, massachusetts senator scott brown campaigns for timberlands in washington, pennsylvania. first, president clinton at a rally in johnstown, pa. for democrat mark critz. [cheers] >> thank you very much. thank you. is this a great crowd or what? can you believe it? just for me? [applause] i know why you are here. will we have a big victory on tuesday? [applause] let me tell you something -- it is an honor and privilege to have president bill clinton come to johnstown to see all of us two days before this election. [applause] it was president clinton's leadership and hi
obam the big change in 2008 battle washington in 2010. how does he become the change? the bill drill. and how does the president re tiger and how does he join the citizen's revolt? that's easy, do what clinton did. and rand paul was a huge winner tuesday night but now has he brought himself big trouble by questioning a civil rights bill. is he upset with the tea party backers and out of step with history. >> welcome to the show, and the chief washington correspondent with msnbc and howard fineman. if we didn't know change was it, this week's primary trove it home. the voters have had it with washington and the establishment of both parties. they're looking for ways to cut losses this november, and figuring that barack obama who swept in two years ago on the push for change can run against washington from the white house. they may take a page from bill clinton. clinton recaptured the change after newt gingrich ran against washington. here's the playbook. join the party of change and blame washington. >> half of the time up there, everybody is worried about what does the polls say, mak
peninsula, everybodys on edge. we explore why tonight on "washington week." >> i ultimately take responsibility for solving this crisis. i'm the president and the buck stops with me. gwen: rare admission, the fault from a president who likes to billion right. >> where i was wrong, was in my belief that the oil companies had their act together when it came to worse case scenarios. gwen: surveying the damage today. >> we've got about seven miles of beach where two types of boom have been put. gwen: as the tide of blame kept rising in washington. >> it's clear the president has failed in his obligations to uphold the law and act. >> what we're seeing here is a whole series of fighters. >> our culture is threatened, and everything that i know and love is at risk. gwen: six weeks later the b.p. oil disaster continues. also -- gwen: congress moves to make it easier for gays to serve in the military. and tensions build on the korean peninsula again. >> this was an unacceptable provocation by north korea. gwen: covering the week, karen tumulty, of "the washington post." elizabeth shogren
feel about the current course in washington. >>> a body was found on board the red line metro train. first, get used to the gray skies. if more rain is moving again. good morning washington begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington, on your side. >> good tuesday morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us on this tuesday. let's get started with traffic and weather. >> we will check with lisa baden in a moment. if more rain showers are moving through the region. brian van de graaff. >> there are heavy your pockets south and east of town. nothing nearly as intense as yesterday. we will see the occasional showers, cool and greg. a few sprinkles in the metro area. -- cool and gray. highs in the mid to upper 50's, occasional light showers and drizzle. some sunshine by tomorrow. how's the traffic moving on a tuesday? >> a lot of pot holes are disguising themselves as puddles. no major accidents to reports around town. if i will show you traffic moving southbound on 270. the volume is growing. i love this cama because it
keane of smart power. and the great men of washington -- the great man of washington journalism -- andy glass of politico. all right, andrew. you and i have been all around awhile. we are sometimes angry with the white house because they treat us like children. not just children. dangerous children working for a foreign power. we have our little badges. they take us through the gate. we are allowed to go to the briefing room where we are treated like mushrooms. and i think you know what that means. you are in the dark and you are supposed to, you know, grow. it is so different. you cannot walk across the old executive office building. you cannot walk anywhere. and of course i think this hurts both the white house's ability to be covered honestly and its ability to find out what we think before we write it. >> that is true. i do not know how many viewers are sympathetic to the problems of journalists because it puts us all so in special category of being in a special category. >> this is "white house chronicle." can complain about the white house. >> 30 years ago, the new press secretary
. this week, house republicans launched a new effort to change the way washington governs by returning the voice of the american people to the process. you know, there is nothing more powerful and inspirational than the common voice of the common man. over the last year, we have all been reminded of this. in town halls and on public squares, in every corner of this country, people have gathered and spoken out -- in small groups and larger crowds, through phone calls and in letters. they acted individually and independently. they were not all driven by any one issue. but their message was the same -- washington needs to listen. over the last 18 months, democrats running washington have failed to listen to the american people. instead, they have pursued a partisan agenda that does not reflect the priorities of the american people, who are fed up with the spending, the taxes, the bailouts, and the debt being piled on to our kids and grandkids. it is time for the american people to once again have a role in driving america's agenda. that is why we have launched america speaking out -- a ne
the death of a lacrosse star at the university of virginia. good morning washington begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington, on your side. >> good morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am alison starling. we are glad you are joining us on this wednesday morning. it is a little less humid today. >> a lot more refreshen. the humidity is a way down. you can open the windows and get fresh air. let's look at temperatures. 54 degrees in frederick, 55 in gaithersburg, 50 in a plata. it will feel like spring today. the humidity is gone for the foreseeable future. it is cinco de michaeayo. >> overnight construction is being taken care of. we are giving you the green light on 95 between fredericksburg and baltimore. a nice run on the greenway and 270. headlights are southbound on the way to i-495 . now to allison and doug. >> was still shocked student body will gather tonight at the university of virginia to remember the life of yeardley love, murdered monday in an act of domestic violence. tonight's service comes as we learn disturbing details about the sus
on "washington week." >> this is a spill of national significance. gwen: hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil threatening a huge natural disaster in the gulf. >> local economies, livelihoods of people on the gulf coast as well as the ecology of the region are at stake. >> wind power, nuclear, clean coal, offshore oil drilling. do it risks outweigh the benefits? and thanks to a top new arizona law, will energy reform also be knocked off course by a renewed debate over immigration? >> decades of federal inaction and misguided policy have created a dangerous and unacceptable situation. >> in florida, one rising republican star gets knocked off course and out of his party by another. >> my decision to run for the united states senate as a candidate without party affiliation in many ways says more about our nation and our state than it does about me. >> i know this campaign is not about me. it's about what i'm running for and what i'm running on. >> and a proposed wall street crackdown gets knocked back on course after a dramatic capitol hill showdown. >> should goldman sachs be tryin
estadounidenses.... en washington claudia uceda univision mientras tanto el clima de intolerancia en este pais puede llegar a manifestaciones insospechadas....esta fue la celebracion de un titulo interescolar de futbol en nebraska. todo parecia bien hasta que fueron arrojadas unas tarjetas verdes...las "green cards" son las que reciben los residentes legales en el pais..la accion fue interpretada como un aparente gesto racial porque los perdedores pertenecen a una escuela donde casi el 60 por ciento son hispanos..la escuela de los ganadores no revelo los nombres de los involucrados, pero informo que los suspenderan y escribirian cartas de disculpas.. cada dia, miles de personas de otras juridicciones se trasladan a washington a trabajar y una vez mas, el concejo municipal del distrito esta contemplando imponer impuestos a estos trabajadores...maria rosa lucchini nos explica... reportera: los embotellamientos en las carreteras que tiene que enfrentar para venir a washington a trabajar... no serian los unicos dolores de cabeza.... sino hasta tendria que pagar impuestos por no vivir en
-old washington d.c. educator was shot to death in his maryland home this month. here's more from the music center are in bethesda. >> he was amazing. he did so many different things for so many people. >> reporter: and celebrate they did for and educatetor and father figure that inspired young people from all walks of life. chancellor mcreed gave a heart- felt tribute. he spends -- spent most of his career at montgomery county schools. his killers remain a history. they have narrowed the timeline to sometime april 14th. his suv was found a day later. >> that is unseting it part and i know -- unsettling part. he was skillful with recruiting kids and that included extracurricular activities. the common theme through the tribe suite that -- tribute was that brian bets was larger than life and that file your was not an option and that could you not be an average student around him. and he had an undeniable devotion in shaping their lives. and they're determined to carry on the role model's legacy. >> i'm going dedicate my lice and services to mr. bets. >> reporter: jackson and the former cheerleadi
as voters in the polls in four states on tuesday demanding fresh blood in washington. if this morning some career politicians are bowling at a -- are bowing out. >> not just for the white house but for washington as a whole. something you heard over and over from voters, if you are an incumbent, you likely did not get their vote. in pennsylvania, the defeat of career senator and five-term incumbent arlen specter. >> it is, um, been a great privilege to serve the people of pennsylvania. >> in a day of desoto primaries, pennsylvania democrats wanted something new -- in a day of pivotal primaries. that was not contained to just pennsylvania. arkansas senator blanche lincoln faces a runoff in her bid for a third term. others claim she is a washington insider. >> i am a moderate in the united states senate. i have fought hard for arkansas. >> rand paul in kentucky, the tea party hero, one the senate primary. >> i have a message from the tea party, a message that is loud and clear, we have come to take our government back. >> in pennsylvania, democrats were able to hang onto the seat left vacan
like you. thank you. once again, live from washington, moderator gwen ifill. gwen: good evening. elena kagan, nominated this week as president obama's second pick for the supreme court would bring the number of sitting female justices to three. which this is what we know so far. as 50, she has argued six cases before the court in her 14 months as solicitor general. she served nearly six years as dean of the harvard law school and worked in the height house counsel office for bill clinton and for thurgood marshall. notably, she has never been a judge. what else don't we know about her, pete? >> we don't know what she thinks about many of the hot-button issues of the past. her views on abortion rights or aaffirmative action or government power in fighting the war on terrorism or police power. her academic writings have been about subjects like presidential power and free speech and in them she's analyzing more on what the law is rather than what it would be. she gave a glimpse of her ideas, saying there's no constitutional right to same-sex marriage and she said that enemy combatants can
to hit a chevrolet police officer. then they came up here on baltimore-washington porkway. they hit one individual here, drove him into the woods. he was hurt badly enough to be flown out. he was trapped. he'll survive apparently. the moving van kept going and caused another series of crashes about a mile up. he was finally apprehended in howard county. this is a sore point for the police, in particular because it's almost three years to the day now after a big crash on the parkway that killed two people and injured 15 where a prince george's county police officer actually hit the other cars and created the crash. >> well, i will say to the public, we certainly understand those concerns, and we share those concerns. we do not want to, in anyway, unduly put our constituents in any danger un unnecessarily. that's why we have procedures. that's why we're going to do a very thorough investigation. >>reporter: now, that was deputy chief michael blow. he says at some point the chase was called off by dispatchers and command officers. they're not sure exactly when and whether departmental pro
and passing showers where you see the moving color is more moderate rain moving south of washington. but elsewhere we've got patchy drizzle and the radar not quite able to pick it up. we're wet around most of the region this tuesday morning. and the temperatures are cool again. we're right down near 50 degrees in prince george's county. right now in the district of columbia, 52 at reagan national. and in montgomery, fairfax, arlington counties just near 50. near 50 around most of the region. these are rainfall totals we've had since yesterday morning rlt. we've had a half an inch in washington and the nearby suburbs and more into shenandoah valley and near culpepper, they've had over an inch there. for the rest of the day, some passing showers and patchy drizzle from time to time. highs only around 60 degrees, we may have some lingering drizzle. mostly cloudy on wednesday with highs in the 60s. small chance of a passing shower. drying out and warming up thursday and friday. how's the tuesday morning traffic, jerry? >> the rush hour picking up a little pace this morning. folks gettin
the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from cbs news in washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: we begin with the white house press secretary robert gibbs. we normally call people by their last names or their title on this broadcast but it is traditional. reporters call the white house press secretary by his first name. so, robert if it's all right with you i'll call you robert. >> bob, it's nice to be here. >> schieffer: breaking news. let's kiehl with this first. the cleric in yemen has issued a rather ominous warning to the united states in a 45-minute video. he justifies civilian deaths and encourages them. he says talking about terrorist acts which he's encouraging, those who might be killed in a are merely a drop of water in a sea. suggesting that there will be more of them and actually encouraging them. is this to be taken seriously? >> well, look, i think mr. alaki is, despite telling the world he's a cleric, you see on a videotape that he supports al qaeda's agenda of murder and violence. in fa
on "good morning america >> coming up on good morning washington, a moving tribute to a murdered student. we will hear from friends and strangers who gathered to remember yeardley love. >> help is on the way to the gulf coast, the latest effort to stop the oil slick from spreading. >> another warm day is on the way, but big changes by the weekend. good morning washington begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington, on your side. >> good thursday morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am alison starling. we are glad you are joining us on this thursday, getting close to the weekends. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> first with brian van de graaff. >> we have showers in pennsylvania, but the system in nfare other than a wind gust of. drier air eventually moves back in. 59 degrees in warrington. scattered clouds today, amid 80's expected, cooler, drier air tomorrow. on the weekend it will be cooler as well. >> nothing complicated to start off this morning in the rush hour. if we are uneventful at the beltway. barrels are
>> mohmand solice on good morning washington, 36 days after the gulf coast oil spill. bp has a new plan to contain the crisis. >>> a local bus driver under arrest, accused of crimes against a child. >>> we're going to have so much fun. >> summertime is willing us -- luring us in. what to expect for the memorial day weekend. good morning washington begins now. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington, on your side. >> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this tuesday. i am doug mcelway. >> i am alison starling. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> we will check with lisa baden, back after a three-day weekend. but let's begin with adam caskey. >> you can hardly see the top of the washington monument. that is how low the clouds are, but they will tobreakup. it is 65 in frederick, 65 in warrington, 63 in huntingtown. the skies will begin to clear up around 10:00 high temperatures around near 80 degrees around 4:00. >> mark will brunswick line is late. metrorail is reporting everything on normal service. it is commissioning week. in annapolis, the blue angels will d
. -- gray day. good morning washington begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington, on your side. >> good morning, washington. thank you for joining us on this wednesday morning. i am alison starling. >> i am scott in for doug mcelway. >> i think we are ready to see sunshine. >> outside this morning the radar is dry. there's nothing. there's a little moisture down through virginia. the area of low pressure could give us an isolated shower today. upper 60's this afternoon. a few peaks of sunshine a day and the chance of isolated showers. what is happening in traffic, lisa baden? there's a truck on inside. >> that could affect wilson on your way to the bridges. be careful all the way to rosslyn. no problems across the potomac river. there was something on the wilson bridge earlier, but that is back in place. out of southern maryland getting into southeast, looks fine. 95, baltimore national parkway normal. all clear on 270. if growing volume southbound on 274 out of frederick going into montgomery. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an incumbent backlash. frustrated voter
washington dc segun este activista muchos hispanos por temor a inmigracion no deciden quejarse sobre las condiciones insalubres en las que viven ahorita no hay ningun arreglo con la policia junto con inmigracion esta seguro vengase aqui estan las puertas abiertas no va haber nada de la migra aqui en washington dc estamos tranquilos la cumbre de inquilino latinos en dc se realizara este sabado 15 de mayo de 8 a 1 de la tarde en la escuela carlos rosario en el 1100 de la harvard st nw al oriente de la ciudad los organizadores de este primer encuentro desean tratar de lograr una coalicion entre todos los inquilinos del area metropolitana la idea es tratar de defender los derechos de los ciudadanos latinos aqui en washington en washington dc jose angel aguirre univision gracias companheros ......asi es arranca el fin de semana y muchas opciones y uno de los eventos imperdibles es lo que sera el show aereo manana sabado y el domingo en la base aerea andrews en maryland.... aqui les tengo un pequenho
have much more ahead on "news4 this week." one of the most influential businessmen in washington whose name you may not know. incredible story of joe robert and his plight to become a champion for children. a cat that was once blind can now see. we ♪ nutri-grain -- one good decision... can lead to another. ♪ made with real fruit and now with more... of the whole grains your body needs. nutri-grain can help you eat better all day. ♪ could open a world of wonder ? ♪ ♪ so sensory ♪ so satisfying ♪ the discovery ♪ never seems to stop ♪ ♪ it's the magic friskies ♪ ♪ makes happen ♪ every day ♪ in so many ways ♪ friskies ♪ feed the senses >>> joe roberts may not be a name you are familiar with but he has become a successful businessman here in washington who has used his love of boxing to help out children for decades. and as barbara harrison shows us now, he has never shied away from a good fight. >> sonny versus muhammad ali. no one happier with the ali victory than this kid -- joe robert. growing up in silver spring, maryland, a fan long before he had enough
es el caso de un inmigrante que recorrio miles de millas para llegar a washington abogando por una legalizacion...claudia uceda converso con el y nos cuenta su historia... estos pies adoloridos de salvador zamora recien pueden descanzar porque , despues de 8 meses de recorrer de costa a costa el pais, por fin llegaron a su destino final : la casa blanca!!! "los pies, se acostumbran a que le duelan todos los dias y despues ya cae dentro de lo normal y se concentra uno, se enfoca, solamente en cubrir las millas que tiene que caminar cada dia..." su hermano, lo acompano desde arizona.... "hemos pasado frio, hemos caminado bajo sol desde la manana hasta la tarde , hemos dormido en el carro..." salvador, sufrio en carne propia el no estar sin documentos...y logro regularizar su situacion gracias a la amnistia migratoria del 1986.... dice que recorrer el pais, lo ha cambiado... "al principio fue muy diificil avanzar a pesar de la incredulidad pero conforme va pasando el tiempo ha sido muy reconfortante, la solidaridad de la gente,
feliz inicio de semana.. retornaron a washington las protestas publicas contra las redadas y las deportaciones que estarian afectando en forma severa a miles de familias... claudia uceda noa amplia en el siguiente informe... (take pkg) martina llora de impotencia porque deportaron a su esposo.... "no es justo senores mi esposo no es un criminal, estuvo 12 anos trabajando para contribuir a la economia y llevar un pedazo de pan a la mesa de nosotros , que somos su familia... necesito a mi esposo para atras...." gisela llora por ella misma... porque todos los dias tiene que vivir con el temor de ser deportada "no quiero ser deportada porque dios me trago aqui con un proposito y yo se que aunque me digan te vas si dios quiere que este aqui, aqui estare...." entre gritos y lagrimas, mas de 300 inmigrantes de varios estados, expresaron su rabia protestando afuera del departamento de seguridad nacional para pedir un fin a las redadas y las deportaciones.....
senator robert bennett, the first high-profile casualty of voters' anger at all things washington. and we'll preview tuesday's elections with political reporters john mercurio and julie mason. i'm candy crowley and this is "state of the union." >>> tuesday voters in oregon, kentucky, arkansas and pennsylvania go to the polls mostly for primary contests. this morning we start with a fierce race in pennsylvania. 80-year-old arlen specter in the electoral fight of his life. the republican turned democrat once led his opponent, joe sestak, by more than 20 points but now specter is in trouble. one poll released this week has specter tied with sestak. another shows specter down by nine. elected to the house in 2006 sestak spent most of his life in the military, rising to vice admiral, a background which made him the democrats' go-to guy on defense and military matters. he is not the go-to guy now. the democratic establishment from the president down is behind specter. as aggressive as he is disciplined, sestak has largely gone it alone. so despite four years on capitol hill, he has campaigned a
the blame. >> the weekend could set temperature is back on the cooler side. good morning washington begins right now. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington, on your side. >> good morning, washington. i am doug mcelway. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us on this thursday. >> let's start with meteorologist brian van de graaff. >> [inaudible] i have been told we are looking for a microphone. let's take a look outside. we have some clouds across the area, a little foggy. it will be cooler today. you'll not see much sunshine. temperatures in the upper 40's, 51 in washington, 52 in warrington. let's check on the maps. it's going to be gray skies. much cooler temperatures than yesterday. yesterday we were in the 80's. today we are stuck in the 60's. are you ready to roll on this thursday morning? >> we are not stuck anywhere on the highway. they did some construction overnight wein virginia, but that's out of here. at the american legion bridge and on the beltway at new hampshire avenue looks normal. there's a little drizzle, but not bad on the roads. >> thank you. >>> ou
on wall street. >> a fallen star could be headed home. good morning washington continues right now. >> live and in hd, this is good morning washington, on your side. >> good morning, washington. 6:00 on this friday, may 7. i am doug mcelway. >> i am alison starling. happy friday. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. but let's begin with brian van de graaff. >> looks like a really nice day with low humidity, lots of sunshine, temperatures in the upper 70's. the weekend will bring changes, but nothing extreme other than chile numbers. look at what's happening outside. a beautiful shot of the sun rising in a few minutes, 59 downtown, most of us in the 50's. a cool trend with gusty breezes into the weekend. >> metrorail, virginia railway express, all the mass-transit on normal service and normal travel times on 95 between fredericksburg and baltimore. looks good on 66. a little volume in manassas and in fair oaks. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> we begin with a check on your money. asian markets closed down following thursday's record nosedive on wall street. if the japan
long. that steady rain is moving off to the north and east of washington. and now right now near baltimore and eastern shore they are getting that steadier shore. a little bit of drizzle. low clouds in place. we have some cool temperatures right now 56 in washington. and it's only climbed a couple of degrees since dawn and it's generally in the mid-50s all around the region now under this cloud cover and out in the mountains there are a few breaks in the clouds. getting a little sunshine there, higher elevations. on the eastern shore they've had some rain this morning, low clouds come through and it's in the upper 50s there. all of this coming from circulating low pressure the center of which is over ohio and sort of passing off to the east and it's drawing in moisture off the atlantic and that's continuing to move, the bulk it now east of us and north and east but still later on today we have a chance for a passing shower, maybe a little bit of drizzle, otherwise a cloudy and cool afternoon with highs only around 60 degrees and a northeast breeze around five to 15. we'll take a
a residence hall window. our heart goes out to his family and his many friends in the george washington community. please join me in a moment of silence. >> investigators day hubbard's death was an accident. >>> speed played a role in a crash in germantown before 26:00 at the intersection of germantown and middle brook roads last night. some police officers say they saw the man speeding, tried catch up to him but lost sight of him a short time later they came across the crash scene. officers say it looks like the motorcycle hit the curb. joshua ward withen of germantown was thrown from his bike and hit a utility pole. warden died on the scene. >>> there are signs tonight that crews may finally be getting a handle on all of that oil pouring into the gulf. a mile-long suction tube seems to be working. jay gray has more this evening from venice, louisiana. >> reporter: for the first time in 26 days, there's apparently some good news coming from the bottom of the gulf. >> in terms of containing the flow this was a positive step forward. >> reporter: it happened overnight arrange insertion t
. >>> george washington parkway south bound after 123, a flat tire. help has arrived. as far as traffic in and out of baltimore, looks good. 95 and baltimore parkway looks fine. 408 is closed between sam's and graysons corner. medivaced landed in a nearby field to take care of an accident. no problems in virginia. moving at a normal pace. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> our top story, all eyes on the markets this morning after one of the worst days in more than a year. if the dow jones dropped 376 yesterday because of uncertainty over the european debt crisis as well as our own economic recovery. if we should expect more volatility in the near future. >>> the senate has approved financial reform. >> the bill has passed. >> the bill will regulates how the government regulates wall street. there's a consumer protection agency and there's regulation for complex financial products. opponents say it goes too far. >> i want you to understand how wide-ranging this bill is. this will get into everybody's pockets. i am talking about individuals. >> the bill must be reconciled with the house v
washington today, you are not safe. >> career senator arlen specter last year switched parties, becoming a democrat, fighting for his seat. the opponent is congressman joe sestak, challenging the establishment. with all inspector, let the young guys take over. >> embattled senator blanche lincoln challenged by democratic gov. calling lincoln and washington insider. >> the tea party movement feels government is out of control. >> rand paul is a tea party hero, looks like he's going to beat out trey grayson. there are also primary's in oregon. the state's most people will be watching is pennsylvania. there's a primary and a special election for the seats left vacant by longtime congressman john murtha, a chance for republicans to pick up another house seats this fall. they will need 40 seats to take over power of congress. alison and doug. >> thank you. >>> while voters go to the polls, president obama is hitting the road to talk about jobs and the economy. he will visit the plant if in youngstown, ohio that has created hundreds of new jobs because of the stimulus package that was passed l
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